AIM Physicians provide the initial assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of patients who present with an acute medical illness, within the first 72 hours of their hospital admission
— takeAIM

Doctors have been able to gain a Certificate for Completion of Training (CCT) and become Consultants in AIM since 2009.

Over the last 12 years we have seen significant changes in the way acute care is delivered and in the team that delivers it.

The presence of Acute Physicians in hospitals with unscheduled care has been shown to reduce mortality risk and the length of stay while in hospital, without increasing readmission rates.

AIM is a young specialty that is rapidly expanding and evolving to become a major player in the future provision of healthcare in the UK. The clinical leadership and management of a highly specialised multi- disciplinary team providing unscheduled care is a vital skill of the Acute Physician. 

With a drive towards Consultant led acute services 7 days  week, there will be an increasing number of AIM Consultants delivering high quality care at the front door.


AIM is a young speciality which is expanding and evolving with the changing needs of patients. It allows you to be at the forefront of this change, shaping the future of our health service